Windows Network Administration Certificate

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The Microsoft Windows Network Administration Certificate is intended for students not already enrolled in a network administration, telecommunications technology or information technology program.

Learning Outcomes

1. Installing, configuring and testing network servers and workstations.

2. Installing and configuring software and upgrades.


Many classes have prerequisites. Prerequisites are those classes that prove eligibility for entry-level classes by testing or by having satisfied prior coursework. Coursework earned at other institutions must be unofficially evaluated or approved by a program advisor before registering. Courses in this certificate with prerequisites are marked with an asterisk (*). See catalog for more information.

Windows Network Administration Certificate Prerequisites: EET131, or instructor permission.

Note: Advanced placement testing, work experience and transfer of credits may result in course waivers, credit transfer and advanced placement.


Program Requirements

Course Number

Certificate Requirements (15 credits)

Credit Hours

course(IT 122)*

Network Operating Systems 1 (see note 1)


course(IT 124)*

Network Operating Systems 2 (see note 2)


course(IT 126)*

Network Operating Systems 3 (see note 3)


course(IT 128)*

Network Operating Systems 4 (see note 4)




1. Must have EET 131, IT 120, IT 142 or instructor permission.
2. Must have IT 122 or instructor permission.
3. Must have IT 122 or instructor permission.
4. Must have IT 126 or instructor permission

Total Credits
Total Credits -- Minimum

This program of study is outlined by quarter, and courses should be taken in the indicated sequence. However, it should not be concluded that students will always proceed through their program of study exactly as prescribed here. The number of quarters listed here is minimal. Not all courses are offered every quarter. Individual student experiences, educational and training background, and personal schedules and demands all may affect the time it takes to finish this program. Also, in general, Summer Quarter is not considered one of the full-time quarters in the program.

1st quarter: IT 122

2nd quarter: IT 124

3rd quarter: IT 126

4th quarter: IT 128

Sequence Type

What skills do I need to be successful in this field?

What are some potential job titles?

  • • Network Manager
  • • Information Technology (IT) Specialist
  • • Systems Administrator

Wages, employment trends and pathways:

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Program Contact            
Robert Bunge                   
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